Inocybe tricolor

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Cortinariaceae
Genus: Inocybe
Species: Inocybe tricolor
Binomial name
Inocybe tricolor
Kühner (1955)

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Inocybe tricolor
mycological characteristics:
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gills on hymenium
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cap is flat or umbonate

hymenium is adnate

stipe is bare

spore print is tan or yellow

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ecology is mycorrhizal

edibility: psychoactive

Inocybe tricolor is a rare member of the genus Inocybe which is widely distributed in temperate forests.


Inocybe tricolor is a small mycorrhizal mushroom with a convex to umbonate cap which is fibrillose to squamulose. It is usually less than 4cm across and has incurved margin until it is very mature. The cap color varies from brick red to chocolate brown and is lighter towards the margin. The gills are adnate and very numerous, pale cream brown to yellowish tan. The spores are smooth and ellipsoid to oval, measuring 7.5 x 4.5 micrometres and ochre to tan brown. The stem is 2.5-6 cm long, 4 to 6 mm thick, and is equal width for the whole length, sometimes with some swelling at the base. It is round, solid, and flexible, with yellow, orange, and brick red colors especially near the base.

Distribution and habitat

Inocybe tricolor is a rare mushroom found under Norway Spruce in central Europe.


Hallucinogenic. Contains psilocybin.

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